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How to Properly Clean Your Windows: Our Tried-and-True Cleaning Process

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Windows are important to your home’s beauty and comfort; they give you a wonderful view of outside, protect the inside of your home from the elements and they let in sunlight to brighten up your house. Because they are so key to a home, they go through a lot of action. It’s a good idea to keep your windows clean so that they can continue to do their job well.

Window glass can get dirty pretty fast, particularly with little hands or pets in the home, but luckily glass cleaning isn’t that hard. Many Pella Windows and Doors windows have features that make it easier to clean the exterior of your windows from inside your home, too. Looking for an easy, new window cleaning process? Here’s what Pella Windows and Doors swears on:

  1. Begin by brushing off your window sill with a small broom or brush. The dirt and dust that collects on the sill and ledges will get stuck there for a long time otherwise, and doing this first will also prevent smearing on the glass later on. You should not use the same cleaning rag that you will eventually use to clean the glass!
  2. Run your vacuum’s dusting brush attachment on the side of your window screen that faces inside. You can also use this vacuum piece to grab any leftover dirt and dust along your sills.
  3. Use a premixed vinegar-based cleaning solution, or an ammonia-free glass cleaner like Windex® or Sparkle® to clean your window’s glass. You can make your own vinegar-based solution by mixing one-part white vinegar to 10 parts water. Generously apply the cleaner to a clean, lint-free cloth or paper towel and wipe down your glass from a variety of different directions for the best clean.
  4. Let your windows air dry after cleaning and then rinse your glass with clean water if any streaks remain.

There are more tips, too! We recommend cleaning your windows on a cloudy day because the sun will dry the cleaning solution too fast and leave streaks on your glass. Also, our Pella Windows and Doors professionals favor microfiber cloths since they are the least likely to leave tiny particles behind.

Take care of your attractive view, protection barrier and light source by keeping your windows clean all year long. If you have any questions about interior or exterior window cleaning, or on any steps of our cleaning process, give our Wellesley Pella Windows and Doors showroom a call at 781-239-1161 or schedule an appointment with us online for us to come assess your windows.